February 2014

Home Chef: How to Make Roux for Gumbo

Roux is a preparation made from toasted flour and butter that can be used to thicken a variety of sauces, soups and stews–including Mardi Gras’s traditional gumbo. Read more »

Here’s How: Prep Lemongrass

Lemongrass is a grass with a delicious core. In order to use lemongrass to flavor your Southeast Asian curries and soups, you’ll need to do some prepwork. Follow along below to make sure you’re prepping your lemongrass perfectly every time. Read more »

Here’s How: Prep Nopales for Tacos

In this week’s box, you’ll find a cactus–nopales, the edible, fleshy pads of the prickly pear. Since you might not have cooked with cactus before, we made you a gif to show just how to prep this future taco filling. Read more »

Beyond Dinner: Mulled Wine

Before we get too excited about spring and summer, with their margaritas and white wine, let’s bask in one of the good aspects of the cold wintry weather: warm drinks, like this recipe for Mulled Wine. Read more »

Ingredient Love: Perfect Homemade Garlic Bread

Got leftover garlic? One of the all-time best uses for garlic, extra or not, is garlic bread. We share an incredible recipe that doesn’t disappoint–and is really easy to make. Read more »

Here’s How: Make Chicken Potstickers at Home

This week, we’re all eating potstickers, which we’ll mix up, fill, wrap, boil, and sear. Here’s how to make sure yours come out perfectly. Read more »

Dinner Ideas: Tastiest Grilled Cheese Fillings

The perfect grilled cheese sandwich doesn’t need to contain anything other than cheese, bread, and butter. But that doesn’t mean you can’t branch out far beyond the cheddar. Here are our favorite spreads and fillings. Read more »

Using Fat in Food: The Nutty Edition

One of the ways we add heft and satisfaction to our food is with fat. We’ve already talked about delicious uses for cheese, butter, and oil, and today we’re looking into how nuts can add flavor to your food. Read more »

Here’s How: Top Your Curry with a Rice Dome

In our two recent riffs on Thai curries, we use a quick presentation technique that will make your stewy supper look as good as it will taste: the rice dome Read more »

Film Your Beef Ramen and Enter to Win an iPad!

With a Blue Apron box, you turn into a home chef every single night of the week. Submit a video of cooking this week’s beef ramen, and you’ll enter to win your very own iPad and get a chance to grab your 15 minutes of cooking show fame
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